Flying Jib?

Flying Jib?

Postby Belanich » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:51 am

Two summers sailing a Freedom 38 on Long Island Sound and I'm often wishing the sails had more horsepower. I love the camberspar when there is enough wind so I dont want to give it up. I've thought of adding a jenny or jib top reacher or drifter but then I thought why not add a small jib in front of the camberspar and use both together? I thought this might be a litter crazy so I did not invest in a sail but then I saw this from UK sailmakers:
http://www.uksailmakers.com/news/2017/5/2/super-charge-your-jib-top-into-a-flying-jib
Since the sail is small and used only in light air is would not need a winch. I would hoist it with the spinnaker halyard and tack it to a bowsprit attached to the top of the bow pulpit.
Any thoughts?
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Re: Flying Jib?

Postby Hans » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:54 pm

Looks very good. If you decide to go that way I would very much like to know your experience with it. I now use a jib top reacher, but it's a bit of a hassle to hoist especially while I am getting older.
In the article is mentioned that enough tension on the luff is needed, this may be a problem with our unstayed masts?
But fuller rolling along the luff looks much easier than a sock. Let us know which direction you go.
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